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it's institutional and we can't forget that. i work with road map to peace and we're always striving to find community based holistic and meaningful programs that work for young people. and we know it's never a one size fits all approach. we need to have multiple silver bullets. we need alternatives for youth. we need to come together in re-imagine, it's not just about closing the juvenile hall, it's about can we re-imagine and what can we do to address the issue of housing crisis for our transitional aged youth? we can deal with the housing crisis. we can deal with strengthening programming for young people that are vulnerable to violence and risk, coming out of the
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justice and criminal justice system. congratulations. we're here for you to be thought partners. there is enough intelligence to the city to do the right thing and build a better community for our young people. thank you very much. >> president yee: thank you. next speaker. >> hello. my pronoun is she, her and hers. i go inside juvenile hall and do circles and i have the girls facilitate with me. sorry, i'm a little nervous. i support shutting down juvenile hall. punishment does not address the issue that youth need. i go inside juvenile hall and i support in court advocacy and facilitate circles. i'm 29 years old and the same thing is going on. justice and rights are being
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violated because if a group home is shut down, a girl should not be in juvenile hall because of a group home. they should be back in their community. i know folks are worried about the serious charges. i was one of the million who had serious charges. the justice system never addressed or helped me with my trauma that was not answered. my community invested in my leader, introduced me to healing and how to address my trauma. now i work in the community as a leader, as a community organizer. and i was mayor appointed to the re-entry council. when you think about those violent crimes in there, i was one of those and i now i sit with the council, i'm part of the subcommittee. i'm a leader and every youth in there can be a leader just like
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us. >> good evening. i am with the san francisco nacp and the director of the state conference of the naacp. i spent 26 years in law enforcement. i was a parole agent right in this city. i have spent most of my career helping people change their lives and turn it around. what you're doing here is not well thought out. they've tried this issue other places and it has not worked. i started a program called youth working for change. there i worked with the juvenile hall in helping provide employment services and other services for kids in that hall.
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when a kid goes into the hall, sometimes that is the only time they've had medical treatment, they've had any other treatment. okay? this is not the correct way to do it. you need to look at other programs, look at morin county for an example. they considered closing juvenile hall, but they looked at the negative ramifications. so you get a parent whose kid has been put in a hall and because you closed it, where are you going to house them? what does that parent do to locate their child? there are other methods of rehabilitating kids. there are proven methods. you need to look at other methods. but this is not the solution. i want amazes me when you have people that, oh, let's close this and you don't have a clue. you never spent enough time
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within the incarcerated area to know that is an opportunity to make proper change and to advance delaware -- [bell ringing]. >> president yee: next speaker, please. >> president, board of supervisors, my name is keever, i'm the senior pastor at the baptist church, 1320 golden gate avenue. i also have had -- i'm a retired parole agent, 30 years of service, working in the community of san francisco, multiple counties, and i've supervised ex-felons as well as juveniles. i applaud you for the taking this opportunity to save money. i mean, we understand that we're
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always looking to conserve our financial resources. however, we don't want to hopefully do it at the expense of not really addressing the problem, rather than closing one that revised some of the programs. that are within juvenile hall. i have started and i was the originator of the boy's program, called boys to men. and i mentored those boys from ages 5-17. and the facilities can be used to provide services for our youth as opposed to providing punishment. usually they're put there for pending court action, awaiting placement for court orders. but while they're in custody, they should receive some education, they should receive medical and mental health
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attention and that would help to be a positive contribution while in the facilities. thank you very much. >> good evening. first of all, i'd like to tell you that i came here at 2:00 in the afternoon and you were here, working. i'm still here now and you're still working. having worked for two members of the previous board of supervisors and one mayor, i can appreciate the complexity of every single task before this body. i defer to your expertise. i am not an expert in many of the areas that comes before you -- >> can you speak directly into the microphone? >> i defer to the board's expertise on most of these issues because having worked with the process, i know that you have access to experts that will inform your opinions. i want to switch the subject a bit and change the narrative in
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the short time i have here. i had the privilege of living in multiple places simultaneously. i'm a senior citizen obviously, i am racially mixed. i am defined in the one drop rule, african-american, i'm a gay identified man, and i'm intellectual having gone that far from finishing my dissertation. i am the last of two black men in my entire block. the optics are fascinating from having sat here today. i brought a car load of what is called -- which means -- of the people. african-americans don't have a equivalent. they want to address this body regarding the issues going on in our district, district 5, which
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has the highest concentration of african immigrants in san francisco. they were not able to come because a misunderstanding about the agenda process. and i would like you to know, watch myself becoming a tyrannosaurus rex. [bell ringing] >> thank you. >> president yee, clerk of the board, aaron peskin, i need your help. hold on. i don't think it's going to stay. there we go.
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members of the san francisco board of is supervisors, my father's name is ben goodman. i'm rueben. my father was a member of the steel working organizing committee in chicago in the 1930s. he was a steel worker organizer. he and my mother were at a strike called little steel where blue coats sat up gathering guns on the rooftop and slaughtered 10 or 11 steelworkers, one of whom was african-american. the aftermath of that strike led to the creation of a little organization known as the afl -- cio. my father was a leader, a general of the social workers parties.
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my mother muriel was an opera singer in chicago in the 1930s. she was born february 26, 1920. she would have been 19 in 1939. [bell ringing] my uncle sam goodman was a wrestler, a champion jewish wrestler known as the chicago kid. most likely my family was affiliated with an italian gentleman. there is a lot of trouble in fishermen's wharf. there are punks and elements that take over fishermen's wharf -- [bell ringing] >> thank you. mr. president, it's late.
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when i saw councillor steve booth in here in the last issue, it reminded me how hard people in the surrounding neighborhoods are trying to create affordable housing and i agree that we don't want to, you know, the whole nimby thing. it's far-fetched. i'll just make one more point. about sb50. in the last election cycle, it came to my knowledge that the way the state law is written is every other city in state of california can have rent stabilization up to buildings up to 1995. san francisco alone is the only city that has to wait 17 more years of housing back to 1978. it seems to me there is something called the 14th
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amendment where we're supposed to get the same law as everyone else. it seems to me if scott wiener wanted to do something for housing, he'd get the rent stabilization. >> president yee: next speaker. >> hi. i work for the young women freedom center in the research department. i wanted to make a brief comment. particularly around the idea that we don't need data. that doesn't work. as someone who works in the field and is in research, i agree with that statement. what i want to add to that it, we need more research from the community itself. i am working now in the department going over more than 100 surveys of women and girls who have experienced the juvenile and criminal justice system. the things that i have
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experienced while doing that research and the stories that i have heard, girls put in solitary confinement. girls stripped, who are being traumatized again and again. and the only reason we know these stories is because this community of women has worked so hard to reach them. and that is what we need. and from my perspective, this legislation will give us the opportunity to re-imagine that with this community. they have the ideas. they're there. they know how to fix it. and what i ask you to do is please, please, trust what they are saying. because they know and they will create alternatives. thank you. >> i am concerned that while you
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may seek to protect communities and residents, you may injure their property by billions of dollars through opportunity costs and unrealized growth in equity. the context is our nation is enjoying the loppingest sustained economic expansion since 242 years ago. and more specifically when small local developers replace aged homes and elevate attractive residents as they expand private wealth the tax based housing and general satisfaction by a factor of 10. so the mission, the tenderloin, glen park, downtown, north beach, the marina, et cetera have been experiencing a frenzy of development remodeling, reconstruction and revitalization and development
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should not be circumstance circumstance scribed. >> president yee: any other public comments? seeing none, public comment is now closed. madame clerk, please call for adoption of committee agenda, items 33-35. out of order. >> item 33-35. introduced for adoption without reference to committee, unanimous vote is required for resolutions on first reading today. alternatively, any supervisor may require a resolution on first reading to go to committee. >> president yee: colleagues, sever any times?
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-- items? seeing none, colleagues, can we take these items same house, same call? objection? wait a minute. >> mr. president, can we take the role call. >> on times 33-35, supervisor yee? aye. haney aye. mandelman aye. mar aye. -- mar is absent. peskin aye. ronen aye. safai aye. stefani aye. walton aye. there are 10 ayes. >> president yee: these resolutions and motions are adopted. madame clerk, let's go back --
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>> president yee? >> supervisor safai: i wanted to say for the record, if i could be added as a cosponsor on item number 35, if that's possible. >> yes, thank you. >> president yee: okay. let's go back to item 32, scheduled pursuant to motion number m19 -- 062. >> item 32 is as the president indicated approved by the motion from april 2, convene in closed session for the purse of conferring with or receiving advice from the city attorney in which the city is petitioner and the pacific gas and electric company is adverse party. >> president yee: public comment has been taken during general
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public comment. we will now convene in closed session. we ask that you exit the chamber and the supervisor sheriffs to >> president yee: ready? okay, we're now back in open session. may have a motion that the board finds it is the best interest of the public that the board elect not to disclose its closed session deliberations. motion by supervisor fewer, seconded by somebody? supervisor peskin. and -- okay.
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so we have a motion and seconded. i think we need to take roll call. do we need to take roll call? on the motion not to disclose the activity in the closed session, supervisor yee? aye. brown? brown not present. fewer aye. haney not present. mandelman aye. mar absent. peskin aye. ronen aye. safai aye.
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stefani aye. walton aye. there are 8 ayes. >> president yee: motions passes. could i have the motion to file this hearing? >> can we -- all the councillors are gone, so i would make a motion to file the item. >> president yee: seconded by supervisor walton. so there has been a motion to file the hearing? and seconded? so roll call, please. >> on the motion to file the hearing, supervisor yee aye. brown aye. fewer aye. haney aye. mandelman aye. mar absent. peskin aye.
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ronen aye. safai aye. stefani aye. walton aye. there are 10 ayes. >> president yee: so it's been filed. madame clerk, please read the in memoriams. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in, on behalf of supervisor brown, for dr. h hubba hubbard, for the late corrine woods and rabbi raphael. that concludes our business for today. >> president yee: meeting adjourned.
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dad over my shoulder saying pause for drama, deliver your words. when i was a kid, i wanted to be a teacher. and then when i got into high school, i decided i wanted to get into advertising and do graphic art and taglines and stuff like that. by the time i was in college, i decided i wanted to be a decorator. but as i did more work, i realized working my way up meant a lot of physical labor. i only had so much energy to work with for the rest of my life and i could use that energy towards making a lot of money, helping someone else make a lot of money or doing something meaningful. i found the nonprofit working to save the rainforest was looking for volunteers. i went, volunteered and my life changed. suddenly everything i was doing had meaning. stuffing envelopes had meaning,
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faxing out requests had meaning. i eventually moved up to san francisco to work out of the office here, given a lot of assembly through los angeles county and then came up here and doing assemblies to kids about rainforest. one of my jobs was to teach about recycle, teaching students to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, i'm teaching them they have the power, and that motivates them. it was satisfying for me to work with for the department of environment to create a message that gets to the heart of the issue. the san francisco department of environment is the only agency that has a full time educational team, we go into the schools to help teach children how to protect nature and the environment. we realized we needed animal mascot to spark excitement with
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the students. the city during the gold rush days, the phoenix became part of the city feel and i love the symbolism of the phoenix, about transformation and the message that the theme of the phoenix provides, we all have the power to transform our world for the better. we have to provide teachers with curriculum online, our curriculum is in two different languages and whether it's lesson plans or student fact sheets, teachers can use them and we've had great feedback. we have helped public and private schools in san francisco increase their waste use and students are working hard to sort waste at the end of the lunch and understand the power of reusing, reducing, recycling and composting.
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>> great job. >> i've been with the department for 15 years and an environmental educator for more than 23 years and i'm grateful for the work that i get to do, especially on behalf of the city and county of san francisco. i try to use my voice as intentionally as possible to suppo support, i think of my grandmother who had a positive attitude and looked at things positively. try to do that as well in my work and with my words to be an uplifting force for myself and others. think of entering the job force as a treasure hunt. you can only go to your next clue and more will be revealed. follow your instincts, listen to your gut, follow your heart, do what makes you happy and pragmatic and see where it takes
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you and get to the next place. trust if you want to do good in this world, that >> okay. , here we go. hi, everyone. thank you for being here. i'm london breed, mayor of the city and county of san francisco i'm so excited to be here today to kick off birth month in san francisco. [applause] >> we are joined by the owners of the new will. thank you so much for opening up this incredible place which has 100% renewable energy. how exciting is that? [applause]. >> they are a participant in our green business program. they are super green it customers customers, anyone can be a super green customer for just a few more dollars a month. we are gathered here today because we know that climate
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change is real and one of the most pressing issues of our time it affects every person in every community all over the world. from the devastating forest fires throughout our estate to the historic flooding affecting our friends in the north, we know that climate change has real life and tragic consequences that will only get worse if we don't act. we know, unfortunately, we are not getting a lot of help these days to address issues around climate change from washington, d.c., which makes the work that we do locally and cities all over the world, even more important than ever. at last year's global climate action summit held right here in san francisco, i was proud to become the newest cochair of the sierra club mayor for 100% clean energy program. and at the summit, i doubled down on san francisco's commitment to using 100%
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renewable energy by 2050. those are really bold commitments, but in san francisco, over the years, we have built up all of our talk with a lot of action, and in the city, we work to power our businesses and our homes with renewable energy through our clean power s.f. program. i was so happy and excited to lead to those efforts when i served on the board of supervisors, and now, seeing the incredible progress that this program has made as mayor. provides cleaner, greener electricity at competitive rates and starting this month, we will begin the largest and last major enrolment of our clean power s.f. program. by the end of the earth month which starts today, we will have enrolled over 250,000 new customers. [cheers and applause]
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>> it will bring our grand total to 360,000 customers for our clean power s.f. program. [applause] some of those folks will be in our agreement programs which provide nearly 50% renewable energy, and other friends like here at the new will will choose to be model citizens by joining our super green program. thank you both so much. for just a few more dollars, as i said earlier, you can be a super green hero for the environment. [applause] when you combine all of these new residents and businesses being empowered by clean power s.f. with places like city hall, the airport, who already have 100% greenhouse gas, the city will meet its 80% of the
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electricity demand in san francisco. that's 80% of the city receiving clean, renewable energy from a local motility -- utility with public oversight. how amazing is that? no just as important, we are taking the revenue from the clean power s.f. program and reinvesting it into our communities, meaning more renewable energy projects in our city, and more well-paying jobs for san franciscans. we are already seeing the real-life impact of clean power s.f. and the positive benefits that everyone can realize because of programs like clean power s.f., i'm proud to announce that san francisco has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions 36 below 1990 levels. thirty 6%. [applause]. >> the most amazing part about that is we made a commitment to
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reduce it by 25%, and we have exceeded that. this reduction, i am losing my voice, excuse me. this reduction has exceeded -- [laughter] >> this reduction has exceeded expectations and it is happening even at the same time that the city's population has increased over 22%, and our economy has increased by at 160 6%. how amazing is that? you can be a global, incredible economically viable city and increase the population while still reducing greenhouse gas emissions. we have proven that you can do that. now we have accomplished so much
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, but we are just getting started. today we are launching san francisco's inaugural month of climate action during able because taking care of our planet is not just about signing up for clean power s.f. and other great policies, it is also during the great work to take care of our environments. the san francisco department of the environment has put together a website and volunteer opportunities and programs that will be taking place throughout the month of april. you can visit us online, or just go and google it. san francisco department of environment. this website will make participating in earth month activities more accessible to the public and help everyone get involved in some capacity and get excited about doing something about the environments let me tell you, it can be done. i have made a conscious effort
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to reduce the amount of trash by paying close attention to what i produce. i hardly empty anything in the black garbage can now because of composting, because of recycling , i mean, it is absolutely amazing what you can do when you make changes to how you get rid of waste. putting together a great earth month team has been a team effort, and i want to thank the leaders at the public utilities commission, and we know that some of our commissioners are here today, as well as i want to thank the department of environment for the work that they continue to do, and i also would like to thank the clean power s.f. director. thank you so much. and our commissioner, francesca,
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and i think others who were former commissioners but has worked really hard on the lot of this work. and of course, those individuals , and now i would like to turn over at the podium. thank you so much. i hope i'm saying your name right. but the fact is, they doing some great work and i am sorry i am butchering your name, but this incredible place, the new will, we are so grateful for their commitment to the environment by leading by example. come on up and tell us a little bit about the amazing work that you are doing right here. [applause] >> thank you. my name is karen. i am co-owner of the new wheel in san francisco and i wanted to first and foremost thank you for
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choosing to be here on this day. we are really, truly honored. and honored to be able to use this moment to tell you and to help share the vision for the way that we can take all of the thoughts about the importance of how we use our resources and the worries about our earth, and put them into action in ways that are really, really super meaningful. here at the new wheel, we are mission driven, but mission with lots of solutions, and that has been important to us the whole time. we know that electric bicycles change san francisco for san franciscans because they flatten this city. the city we know as a hilly place where you have to have a car to be able to get to school or go to work, or get to the gym that is no longer the case. you can get yourself in your suit, leave the house from anywhere, and get to work in
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good style on an electric bike. best of all, commuting for two weeks, you will use the same amount of power as you would taking a ten minute hot shower. that means that when you sign up to be a super green customer, you are using that 100% renewable cleaner power and the cleanest way you possibly can to get from point a to point b and you will have a really good time doing it, so thank you for being here. we really are so optimistic about the future of san francisco and the future of our earth because we know that the choices that we make make a big difference. the decisions that we make make a big difference in our actions make a difference. thank you. i would like to introduce -- did i get your name wrong, too. [laughter] >> no worries. >> it is a trend. >> hi there. [laughter]
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and my tradition, we are taught to respect and revere mother earth. we learned that water and earth are sacred, and we learned we must do whatever we can to reduce our impact on the earth. that is why i was enthusiastic when i heard about becoming a super green power of power s.f., a super green customer of clean power s.f. that's why i signed up my household before the major rollout. this is also why i'm proud to live in a city that leads the nation and providing renewable energy for customers. the policy choices that we make not only aligned with my values, it also -- they also help to address environmental injustices that have been created by our antiquated power system. san francisco's push for 100% renewable energy not only improves our environment but improves the health and quality of life of residents in san francisco and i hope others take a step to do what they can to sign up, by upgrading to become
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super green customers of clean power s.f. to continue that downward trend of emissions that the mayor spoke about. thank you. [applause] >> all right. make sure you sign up for our super green program at your earliest convenience. thank you all so much for being here, thank you to our customers and those who are taking the extra step for being super green heroes for the environments. this is a few of the things that we are doing in san francisco. there's so much more work that we know needs to be done, not just in our city, but with cities all over the world. if we are going to make sure that we protect the environment, and our planet for generations to come, and it starts with s. thank you all so much for being here and for being heroes for the environment. [cheers and applause]
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sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial
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rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to
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>> good morning. welcome to the san francisco seventh annual walk-to-work day.
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my name is jody. i an amexective director of walk san francisco. i am grateful for all of you know matter if you live in the city or commute in the city. thank you for walking the walk this morning. a huge thank you to the number of city officials who walked in all the way to city hall from all different areas of the city. (applause). supervisor fewer walked two and a half-miles from the richmond district. [applause.] supervisors brown and haney and
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mandelman as well as mayor breed. every day it is part of every a long journey. the ability of walking is so powerful. it makes us healthier, it is good for the air, climate. it connects us to each other, and it grounds us to our communities. today is purely a celebration of walking, and everyone who walks. the beauty it is all of us. at walk san francisco we firmly believe that san francisco can and should be the most walkable city in the united states. [applause.] we are not quite there yet. our major street like market where over a half million people per day walk is one of the most dangerous streets in the city. on average three people are hit each day across san francisco
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while walking. sadly, already this year we have lost six pedestrians and one person riding a bike from traffic violence on the streets. we are ready for things to change. [applause.] we are ready to end-all severe and fatal crashes in san francisco. we are ready for san francisco where everyone of every age and ability can get around safely and easily and affordably. we are ready to show the nation san francisco is putting people first and what it is possible to do when you chase that goal. i believe our city leaders here with me today are ready to commit for the vision for san francisco. one person committed is our mayor, london breed.
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(applause). she is a vision zero champion pushing the city to fix the most dangerous streets and fast because she understands that lives depend on it. she is pushing hard to bring quick fixes to our most deadliest streets and has taken a stand on some streets that usually don't get the treatment they need like sixth street and taylor street. [applause.] she has helped secure fundings for a major project we are working on now, better market street. [applause.] her leadership is saving lives. please join me in welcoming madam mayor breed. . >> thank you. first of all, i want to thank walk sf for not only
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coordinating today's walk-to-work day, but mor more importantly the advo cassie they do to make sure we are accountable to adjust the streets so people are safe when they walk and move around the city and county of san francisco. let's be clear. when we make improvements to add dedicated bike lanes, when we make improvements to do daylighting and the things that we know that changes the infrastructure of the streets, it is about public safety, it is about keeping people safe. we have to continue to remember all of the lives that we lost because we haven't moved fast enough. the seven people that we lost in our streets this year alone is seven people too many.
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we know that when we delay with bureaucracy, when we delay with process, we know that means the delay could involve losing another person, which is why these changes in what we need to do to make our city safer, more walkable, more livable for all of us is so critical. [applause.] i spend a lot of time all over san francisco, and often times, when i see in terms of elder ofl elderly people trying to get across the street. we need to make those changes as well. we need vehicles to slow down, and we will be stepping up enforcement in this city. [applause.] how we move people around is so critical, and what that means is
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there are people walking, biking, there are people driving, and the only way we are going to get to a better place where not one more life is lost is if we make sure that we look out for one another, we make these improvements, get people to slow down. there is tons of work to do, and i know this board of supervisors although we don't agree on everything. we "glee" the i agree the improo make san francisco safe is something we can agree on. we will get the job done. thank you all so much for walking to work today. [applause.] >> it is my honor to introduce board president another vision zero total champion. >> thank you. i want to say that we need to change the culture about walking
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in san francisco. walking is not a privilege to walk safely. walking should be a right to walk safely in san francisco. we need to change that culture. i want to thank walk sf not only walk sf but all departments involved to try to make our streets safe, whether it is enforcement, engineering, education. thank you for all of these departments that really are kicking it up for us. [applause.] i really -- it is not enough to walk one day and have a little rally. it is about doing things all year around, getting changes done. we need to join together. we need to tell the state to let us have automated speed enforcement. i don't know what is going on outside of san francisco, we want it here, we need to send a
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loud message to the legislators to say we need it. the other thing we are going to do, and i am writing to the legislature for a local ordinance to make it safer than it is now, i want the quarters to be daylighted. when you cross the street the cars can see you. i don't know why we are not doing this now. we need to do it now, not tomorrow. join me to make san francisco a safe place for pedestrians to walk. thank you very much. [applause.] >> district one supervisor. >> good morning, everyone. i just want to give a shout out to all of my folks in d one who walked with me this morning. in fact we made great time. we stopped for a doughnut. this is a great way to start the morning. you know, on a more somber note,
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i have had two fatalities in my district within one month of each other. seniors, older chinese women in crosswalks. ththe infrastructure is importa. people need to slow down and pay attention when they are driving. i have been telling my residents that all of the time. i want to give a shout sought to the san francisco police department for beefing up the traffic unit. it is about enforcement, also. we don't like a ticket. this is saving lives. deputy chief red mon is there. we have been working with the chief to bring enforcement to the streets. i think people are getting sloppy about driving. we have a lost of congestion. my husband and i are walkers. we walk all of the time. when i hear about another pedestrian being hit it could be
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me or any of us here. pay attention. let's walk off. let's keep ourselves healthy by walking. it is something everyone can appreciate that we can do. i want to say thank you for coming out today, especially many, many thanks to walk sf. thank you. >> district the five supervisor brown. >> thank you. i want to say this is a great birthday present. thank you everybody. it is my birthday. i don't know where are the balloons? i just want to say i think a lot of my colleagues and mayor breed have said how important it is to have the pedestrian safety in place so we can walk. i am a walker, and one of the things that i think when we are walking and anybody that is a walker, you will understand this.
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we have to train in san francisco to be walkers, safe walkers. when you step into the streets, first thing you do is catch the eye of the driver that stopped at the stop sign. make sure they are stopping. if they are turning, catch their eye. these are the things we shouldn't be worrying about. we should be able to step out when the light is green for us to go, and for me i want to talk about the positives of walking. i walk through parks from eight ash bury. i will walk through buena vista park. then to alamo square. as i walk through my district, one of the things i can say is walking makes you feel so good especially in a place like this. it is absolutely a booster of your mood. i want to make sure, though, as we move forward, youno